Saturday, October 10, 2015

MC Oct/15 - Christmas Candles - Happy Chanukah

I love this Holly Frame die set. One of my newest acquisitions... So pretty.

I cut and fold my white cardstock to create a 5"w x 7"h card. Opened the card up and placed my die so that it was about 1/16" over the folded edge, taped it down. Placed it on my cutting plates so the folded edge was just hanging off the plate edge (no pressure there when it goes through the machine therefore it won't cut...). Ran through my machine and then sponged with Distress "Mowed Lawn". Removed from die. Dried the sponged areas.

Stamped the "Christmas Candlelights" (Elizabeth Craft Designs) using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Colored with Prisma colored pencils and then blended with Gamsol. Applied Quickie Glue to the candles and sprinkled with green glitter. Applied the glue to the snowflake and sprinkled with Stickles dry glitter "Star Dust". Applied white Enamel Accent dots to the berries.

Stamped the sentiment with the black and clear embossed.

Added faux stitching around the edge using a Copic black pen. Added a black/silver Sari ribbon bow.

On the inside: Cut a frame a little wider than the holly frame border from gold glitter paper (Recollections) and adhered to card.

Stamped the Menorah inking with the black on the candlestick area and Distress "Wild Honey" on the flames, stamped, and clear embossed.

Stamped the sentiment using the mowed lawn all over and then here and there with "Barn Door", stamped and clear embossed.

Using Quietfire Design  "Happy Chanukah" 3 pce stamp set

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Cute Card Thursday  #394  one layer card
Little Miss Muffet  #122 anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  CAS Xmas
Alphabet Challenge  Q for quick and simple
Cas-ual Fridays  #144 CAS - Bingo: stitch, score, stencil; color, spritz, die cut; distress, sparkle, emboss
Polka Doodle Challenge  #41  die cut
Cuttlebug Mania  no squares
Penny's Challenges  $248 anything goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge  use script or text


Leslie Miller said...

That is a very pretty die! Gorgeous card, Yogi.

Unknown said...

Hi Yogi nice to see you back with us, what a fabulous card. I love how you have used the die to create your card front, its a beautiful frame. Lovely image on the front and inside. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Jennifer DT member.xx

Sue said...

This is a really lovely card and thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week hugs Sue J xx

Chris said...

A beautiful festive card, thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Your card is so pretty!

Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge!

Teresa Kline said...

hello! so pretty, fabulous coloring! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Shona Chambers said...

What an amazing card! That ornate frame is gorgeous and I love that you can see thru it when the card is open too. And you decorated the inside of your card as well, your a star! So very glad you shared this with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

Kimbo said...

Very pretty card

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Deb said...

Such a beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

Helen said...

A great card - love it!

Thanks for joining us at Penny's

Helen x
DT Member

Claire said...

Beautiful card - the frame is so elegant and I love the glittery candles! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Anonymous said...

WOW - this is pretty - I really like the way you cut that lace mat... Thanks for joining the challenge this week at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!

Julie Odil said...

Oh, how pretty! It is perfect for our die cut challenge at Polkadoodles Challenge Blog! Julie, DT

Unknown said...

Fabulous creation, love it and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Wendy (DT).xx

Unknown said...

I really like the die you used on this card. Thanks for entering the challenge at Polkadoodles, Jackus. DT x

Shelly said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!